Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jack’s Winning Words 12/18/08
“Concern for someone else was always a good remedy for taking the mind off one’s own troubles.”
(Elizabeth Aston) Someone I know encouraged his school-age sons to be bell-ringers for The Salvation Army this year. Someone else that I know is sitting in the hospital with a dying friend. We help ourselves when we help others. ;-) Jack

FROM B.G. IN MI: Thanks for today’s WW. This is a good one for all of us to remember, in the midst of circumstances that can easily cause us to only look inward and feel sorry for ourselves.

FROM DMF IN MN: Another good one as usual.

FROM MOLINER C.F.: Thanks for the help.

FROM M.L. IN IL: reminds me of a song..."love isn't love until you give it away, give it away, give it away..oh, love isn't love until you give it away and then it comes right back to you." if we don't give it away, it has a hard time finding us.

FROM EMT SINGS IN MI: This weekend our whole bunch will be here to exchange Christmas gifts. We have developed some good traditions, I think. Gifts are opened one person at a time and then applauded. If it is a homemade gift it gets 2 applauses. With Grand ma always being so much a part of our lives homemade gifts are the norm. We have all been gifted this year with her showing so much improvement. On Sunday the whole bunch of us will go downtown to Crossroads to help serve the turkey dinner that St Johns is providing. They go down 4 times a year. Some of the grandkids have helped at soup kitchens before. Everyone is trying to encourage and nurture them.


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